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  • Music & Audio
    10 Best Affordable Microphones for the Home StudioHomemicspreview
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    Making music is perhaps one of the most expensive hobbies in the world—that is, aside from tasting truffles. When you’re looking to set up a decent home studio, it’s hard to find a way to stay within budget without ending up with a terrible sound. Here are ten options to minimize expenditure while still getting a decent sound out of your system at the end of the day, by buying smart when it comes to one of the most important types of studio equipment: microphones.Read More…
  • Code
    Tabbed Content using jQuery and WP_Query200x200
    Wordpress provides a huge array of information about your blog and it's content. Showing lots of this information can become space consuming. A great looking solution to this is tabbed content!In this tutorial, we'll take the WordPress Newspaper Layout we worked on previously and extend it with tabs.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Craft a Vintage Fifties LetterPreview
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    It seems everyone wants to learn how to make something look vintage or grungy. In this tutorial, I go over how to create a fifties love letter with stamps, bent corner, and a a retro border using the brush engine, rectangle tool, layer styles, blend modes, and several intermediate techniques that are sure to propel you skills to the next level.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Stylized Gradient Mesh Soccer Ball IllustrationFinal soccerball 200
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    In this tutorial, we'll show the advanced Adobe Illustrator artist how to create a realistic looking soccer ball with mesh objects. You'll learn how to create reflections with the Opacity Mask. We'll also make our own swooshes and custom brushes.Read More…
  • Code
    Build a Basic Newspaper style layout with Wordpress and jQuery200x200
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    Grid/Newspaper/Magazine templates are becoming more and more predominant in the wordpress skin and theme community. They look classy, but it can be daunting knowing where to start. In this tutorial we use the power of jQuery to create a grid layout with size-degrading headers!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    21 Brilliant AudioJungle Wallpapers + Winners Announced200
    When we announced an AudioJungle wallpaper contest last month, I was not at all prepared for the barrage of jungle visual goodness that instantly began flooding our Flickr pool. With over 180 entries to select just three winners from, judging was always going to be very difficult.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How to Setup DJ Equipment The Right WayDjequipment
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    In this video tutorial, Johnathan explains how to correctly set up DJ equipment. He discusses how to properly position and set up your decks, how to achieve the perfect balance between audio volume and quality, and how to set up speakers in a way that's most useful for you as a DJ. These best practices will help you approach each set in a professional manner.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Vector Lock Icon DesignPreview
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    In the following tutorial, you'll learn how to create a lock icon with some effects, opacity masks, gradients, and simple shapes in Illustrator. Many of these techniques can be applied easily to other icon designs.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Mobile Phone Styled Like the HTC Touch DiamondPreview%20200x200
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    I must admit that there is no other love for me rather than the iPhone but when I first saw the HTC Touch Diamond mobile I was amazed because it looks so good. It looks so good that I decided to write a tutorial to show you how I made it. This will be a long tutorial so go get some coffee for this.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Design a Photo Manipulation from Sketch to ColorPreview
    This tutorial will describe how to make a colorful photo manipulation using only four stock photos and a texture background. We'll look at using the Pen Tool, making colorful rainbow designs, and showing the correct way to pick out stocks to use in our photo manipulation.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Perfect Balance: Arrangement from the Engineer’s PerspectiveArrangementengineer
    In this tutorial we’re going to look at a method of arranging the song from the engineer’s perspective, so that when you fire up your sequencer or go into the studio, you know what to do to make your song cohesive from the get-go.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Maintaining Rhythm and Flow in Vector Character DesignPreview
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    With the digital age of illustration, the efficiency and aesthetic of design has been shaped by the functionality of tools. Though it does provide relief for laborious tasks; we all too often receive a payoff that lacks spontaneity and life. Rather than working rigidly and formulaic, it is more rewarding to produce art in a pliable and organic manner. As an animator, I strive to preserve and push rhythm and flow in design. Let's review some helpful approaches.Read More…